Peter Lines won the WAYS Facilities Management UK Seniors Snooker Championship for the first time, beating David Lilley 4-1 in the final in Hull.
Back in 2017, Lines won the World Seniors title, and the 52-year-old from Leeds can now add the UK title to his list of honours.
Lilley took the opening frame of the final and made a break of 60 in the second, but his opponent crucially clawed his way back and eventually snatched the frame 67-66 by clearing the colours.
Lines dominated the third and fourth frames to take a 3-1 advantage. In the fifth, current World Seniors champion Lilley led 56-21 when he missed a red, and Lines made an excellent 47 clearance to clinch the title.
“I’m over the moon to have won,” said world number 82 Lines. “I am just trying to enjoy myself out there. I want to play for as long as I possibly can because I just love playing snooker. When you get to my age and you haven’t won a ranking event, you accept that fact that you are probably not going to win one. So to win two prestigious events on the World Seniors tour, I’m really proud of myself. I am really honoured that I’ve done it.”
Earlier in the semi-finals, Lines saw off Ken Doherty 4-2, while Lilley came from 3-1 down to beat Jimmy White 4-3.
"I'm just trying to enjoy myself out there. If I win, I win.
"I want to play for as long as I possibly can because I just love playing snooker."
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